Sunday, 23 April 2017

SCKLM vs MVCCR

I was supposed to run in Mid Valley Charity Run (MVCCR) today. Well, that was the initial plan before I had to cancel plans to run 21K at SCORE Run (because I was given a 6K bib instead of the 21K) and Challenge Putrajaya (because the organiser sucks and "postponed" the half marathon event at the very last minute).

With Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) just 4 weeks away, I decided to ditch MVCCR in favour of attending SCKLM running clinic's final session instead. I need both the mileage and the hill training. Can you believe that I had less than 100K mileage for April?

So Hubby dropped me off at Taman Bukit Jalil Park before heading off to Mid Valley.

I arrived early and had about 35minutes before the session starts so I decided to warm up by doing a loop first. Plenty of other clinic participants were doing the same, as most need the mileage at this peak time in our training plan.
Photo credit: Aiza
Met these two GC ladies after finishing my loop and chatted a while before the flag-off and they sped ahead in front of me. 

I managed to do 6 loops but I was 13 minutes over the cut-off time of 2 hours to complete the final loop. No sweatlah. The main thing, I did all my loops plus an extra one before the flag-off for a 19K mileage.

I saw Hubby as I was into my 5th loop as he came after finishing both the run at MVCCR and also queuing for all the goodies at the run.
His bounty for the run. 

Interesting WWF inspired medal too.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Weekend's Running

The family will be heading to my hometown this weekend but we'll be back to KL by Sunday.
 
I'm planning to do my long run at Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) final running clinic.  SCKLM 2017 is just 4-weeks away! Gasp!
Don't see why Hubby and Son should wait and be bored at Taman Bukit Jalil so they're going to Mid Valley Charity Run (MVCCR) while waiting for me to finish my session.
 
More productive that way, mah.
 
Plus they get to redeem more stuff at MVCCR. Hahaha
 
Anyways, have fun and enjoy the 3day weekend, Malaysians!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

IJM Land HM

I ran on the average, one half marathon per month last year, just to prepare for 3 target half marathons that I wanted to do really well in.

This year, I've only done one at Bukit Jalil Half Marathon so far and it's quite unverving because I had signed up for a full marathon in May!

Anyways, the second half of 2017 looks more promising with plenty of half marathons that will be held near and around Klang Valley and I'm looking forward to run in IJM Land Half Marathon in August!
It'll be my first time running in IJM Land Half Marathon and am certainly looking forward to it!
Registration details can be found at : http://www.ijmlandrun.com/

Early bird rates is still applicable until May 15th so hurry!

And see you there! ^^

Maybe we'll take lots of photos there too. 

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

define:food

I finally stepped into define:food which is located at the Signature Offices, Boulevard Mid Valley (opposite Tim Ho Wan) and with a nice view of the fountains in front of Gardens Mall.
I only had one photo taken, and that's of my salted duck egg pasta (RM38.00).

It was really nice and creamy and had a strong duck taste. Definitely not for everyone. Hehehe

But what stayed in my mind was the nice ambiance, the attentive staff that kinda offset the rather slow service (I guess kitchen was overwhelmed).

I liked the fact that they took note of my friend "disability" as she came with crutches and held the accessibility lift ready for her. 

What I don't like was, the fact they stealthily charge RM1 for water that they poured immediately as we sat down. Hey! We ordered other drinks too! 

Define:food has a pretty decent 2-course and 3-course set lunch and maybe, just maybe I'll try it when I go there again.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Ayuh Menikmati Aneka Juadah di Saujana - A Diversity of Delicacies At The Saujana Hotel

A DIVERSITY OF DELICACIES AT THE SAUJANA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR

Ramadan is beckoning and first thing first, HAVE YOU ALL GANTI PUASA YET! Muahaha

Seriously, sudah ke belum? It's already 20 Rejab now and 6 more weeks to go for 1st Ramadan to arrive.

And how syiok it is to "ehem" ganti puasa and treat myself to buka puasa at Saujana Hotel's Charcoal; when the family attended a preview of their fiercely flavoursome fast-breaking buffet with a number of nations' favourites.

From 26 May to 24 June 2017, The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur takes the gratification once again to chaperone families and friends who are planning get-togethers during this blissful season with their delightful smorgasbord, ‘Menikmati Aneka Judah di Saujana’, commencing conjointly with the first day of the observance.
Starring a well-rounded mix of traditional local delicacies as well as Western and Japanese eats, this exquisite buffet spread is passionately put together by the hotel’s team of chefs, led by Executive Chef, Chef Tang Chee Keong and Executive Sous Chef, Chef Hussian Bavutty. Known for culinary fluency across a diverse range of cultures, Chef Keong and his marvellous team has never once failed to achieve diners’ recognition and happiness with their specialites and exceptional food quality.
Yums.

Guests can look forward to classic ‘Kampung’ and ‘Nyonya’ dishes.
There's  Rusa Berempah (Whole Roasted Deer with Spices).

Rusa golek tau!

Not your usual kambing golek variety here, at Charcoal, Saujana Hotel. Heh heh
Sup Gear Box (Beef Bone Broth). Fuh! Kick!
Tu dia ha!

Jemputsss... ^^
Whole Roasted Lamb Percik (Whole Roasted Lamb basted with Spiced Coconut Milk Gravy).
Itik Kukus Rendang Cili Padi (Chili Braised Duck Stew)
Bubur lambuk.
Nyonya curry.
Would you say no to this udang galah masak merah?
Other delectable frontrunners include freshly made sushi, sashimi, Lok Lok (Assorted Skewers) and Yong Tau Foo (Tofu, Mushrooms and Vegetables filled with Ground Meat mixture or Fish paste).
There were other local favourites such as satay and keropok lekor too.
We can sweeten our taste buds with the array of heavenly desserts made delicately all patrons. Embrace the traditional Malaysian treats like Nyonya Kuih Muih (Nyonya Cakes), Apam Balik (Turnover Pancakes) and Western confections with a local twist such as Dondurma (Traditional Turkish Ice Cream and Crepes with Nangka & Cempedak fillings (Crepes with jackfruit fillings) perfect for those with a sweet tooth.
or how about pisang goreng cheese?
Fresh local fruits too.

Sure, we also want something international for our buka puasa, right?
How about these fresh shellfish?
Or tempura?

It was a super nice experience to dine at Charcoal, with the cosy ambiance of the restaurant; apart from the delicious food they served.

The chef and staff made sure we were not left wanting and were ever ready to prepare our dishes.
Thank you all especially the Chef Keong and Auntie Belle who always made sure we tried everything!
The ‘Menikmati Aneka Juadah dekat Saujana’ fast-breaking buffet is available all throughout the season from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Priced at RM175 nett per adult, children (aged 6 - 12 years) get a 50% discount, while children below 6 years eat for free. Other special deals throughout the holy month include a 20% off the buffet for Lifestyle by Saujana (LBS) members as well as for MayBank or Citibank Credit Card affiliates with prior reservations.
The culinary brigade at the hotel also offers Corporate Banquet Packages (Fast-breaking Banquet or Hari Raya Open House Banquet) at only RM155 nett per person for a group of 40 persons and above.

This will be allocated in the hotel’s various function rooms for a more private and affectionate dining affair with family and friends or business associates.

Find out more or proceed for your reservations by contacting (603) 7843 1234 or dine@thesaujana.com.

JEMPUT MAKAN!

For more information:
THE SAUJANA HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR 
THE CLUB SAUJANA RESORT 
  
Saujana Resort, Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia 
Tel: (603) 7843 1234   
Fax: (603) 7846 2789  
Website: www.shr.my 

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